A survey of New Yorkers found most fault drivers for the majority of traffic accidents, with Brooklyn residents judging motorists harshest, while those in Queens putting more blame on pedestrians. The poll was conducted by the Marist Institute for NY1.
Issues such as distracted driving, headphones and cyclists' perceived behavior were cited as key issues in the report.
Here is a partial listing of the results.
People driving cars People riding bicycles People walking All NYC Adults 68% 19% 13% Brooklyn 74% 18% 8% Queens and Staten Island 67% 16% 18%
The results are based on a telephone survey of 886 adults over the age of 18 during the month of April of 2012. The percentages of those questioned was based on the relative populations of the boroughs. The overall margin of error is 3.5 percent.
Last June Patch reported that by an SUV in Bayside after she stepped off the curb, and waited to cross while standing at the edge of the street. Luckily, she survived the accident.